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Registration

 
On behalf of our staff, we are very excited to welcome your child to our schools and district. I hope that the information on this page is helpful for you in the registration process. There are some requirements in terms of documents and paper work and those requirements are outlined on this page. The principal at your child’s catchment school (the school that serves the neighborhood where you live) will be happy to help you navigate the process if you have any questions. The school offices are open for you during the school day.
 
Welcome to Sea to Sky schools!
 
 
- Paul Lorette, Assistant Superintendent
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Please see below for specific instructions on how to register your child.

 
 

Students must be registered in person by a parent or guardian and the following original documentation must be presented at the time of registration:

 

  1. Proof of British Columbia residency;
  2. Student’s BC Care Card;
  3. Student’s official Birth Certificate;
  4. Immunization records;
  5. Immigration / Citizenship / Permanent Resident documentation, if applicable;
  6. Student’s last Report Card, if available; and,
  7. Legal guardian, custody or court order document, if applicable.
 

NOTE: We do require these documents for registration and if you have lost them or don’t have them at the moment, please discuss with the school principal and they will assist you in making a plan and timeline to obtain the proper documents to complete the registration. Proof of residency could include the following documents: (hydro or phone bills, rental agreement, driver’s license, etc.).

 
If you have questions regarding our registration process, please refer to Policy 501 Student Registration Enrolment and Placement.

 

Parents/Guardians must register at their catchment-area school and provide:

  • Original birth certificate to verify your child will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2020
  • Care Card
  • Confirmation of residence
  •  Immunization Records (if available)
  • Completed Student Registration Form
 
Squamish Elementary and Garibaldi Highlands Elementary are welcoming Kindergarten and grade 1 registrations for September 2020 Early French Immersion.
 
 
Parents/Guardians of both Kindergarten and new grade 1 French Immersion students must register at their French Immersion catchment school and provide:
 
  • Original birth certificate to verify your child will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2020 (for kindergarten) or 6 years old on or before December 1, 2019 (for grade 1)
  • Care Card
  • Confirmation of residence
  • Immunization Records (if available)
  • Completed Student Registration Form
 
When you have been accepted to a program, you need to fill in the French Immersion Parent Accept/Withdraw Form, confirming that you will either accept or withdraw your child’s place.
 
Note: All programs of choice (Early French Immersion, Cultural Journeys & Late French Immersion) registrations will be placed on a waitlist until availability of space is confirmed at each site. Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
 

 

Registration for Grade 5 Late Immersion in Whistler and Pemberton opened on February 21, 2020 at 8:00 am.

Parents/Guardians students must register at their French Immersion catchment school. Click here for SD48 Catchment Areas >>

Stay tuned for information on Parent Information Sessions for the September, 2021 school year, typically  held in February.

Pemberton Whistler
When: TBD When: TBD
Where: Signal Hill Elementary School Spring Creek Community School
Time: TBD Time: TBD

 

Note: All programs of choice (Early French Immersion, Cultural Journeys & Late French Immersion) registrations will be placed on a waitlist until availability of space is confirmed at each site. Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

 

Cultural Journeys at Stawamus is a Program of Choice that will be accepting Kindergarten registrations for students across the district. For more information, please contact the school at 604-892-5904.

Parents/Guardians must register at Stawamus School and provide:

  • Original birth certificate to verify your child will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2020
  • Care Card
  • Confirmation of residence
  • Immunization Records (if available)
  • Completed Student Registration Form
 

Note: All programs of choice (Early French Immersion, Cultural Journeys & Late French Immersion) registrations will be placed on a waitlist until availability of space is confirmed at each site. Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

 

Parents/Guardians must register at their catchment-area school and provide:

  • Original birth certificate 
  • Care Card
  • Confirmation of residence
  • Student’s last report card
  • Immunization records (if available)
  • Completed Student Registration Form

 

If you wish your child to attend a non-catchment school, they will be considered subject to the availability of space and facilities at the school requested.

Parents/Guardians must still register at their catchment-area school and provide:

 

If you wish your child to attend one of our district schools — and you live out-of-district — your child will be considered subject to the availability of space and facilities at the school requested.

Parents/Guardians must register at the requested school and provide:

 

The School Act states that parents/guardians must enroll their child in an educational program, provided by a Board of Education, on the first school day of a school year if, on or before December 31st of that school year, their child will have reached the age of 5 years.

The School Act also states that parents/guardians, of a child this age, may defer the enrolment of their child until the first school day of the next school year.

As you consider what is best for your child, please note that the Ministry of Education recently shared the statistic that students are 15% less likely to graduate on time if they are held back before grade 5. 

If you are wishing to delay school enrollment for your five year old child, we request that you meet with your child’s catchment area school principal and the Director of Instruction: Learning Services. We encourage you to take this opportunity for a meaningful consultation regarding the programming we provide in Kindergarten, future placement and educational considerations, and also the program you would be providing at home, if you elect for that choice. This conversation would include, but not be limited to:

  • Understanding a Play Based Learning Environment
  • Social emotional learning strategies
  • Personalization of learning strategies and individual education planning
  • Supports available if at school
  • Supports and resources available if your child stays home
  • Placement considerations when returning to school
  • Educational considerations resulting from a one-year delayed entry
 

We appreciate you taking the time to meet with us for this important discussion, so you can make the most informed decision for your child.

Upon returning your child to school following a delayed entry year, it will be presumed that your child will be placed in grade 1 with their age group peers. Should you wish, at this point, to have a Kindergarten entry considered for your child, it is required that you meet with your child’s catchment area school principal and the Director of Instruction: Learning Services.

According to the MoE, you are 15% less likely to graduate on time if you are held back before grade 5.